Updated: May 29, 2014, 01:39 PM EST

Jeff Goodman's Mock Draft 3.0

Embiid, Wiggins, Parker all in play for No. 1 overall slot

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The NBA's draft lottery is more than a week in the rearview mirror and now we've had a chance to accumulate some intel with the NBA draft now just about a month away.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have a difficult decision to make -- choosing between Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker. Who gets the nod?

Here's my third mock, based on the latest information I've gathered.

Remember, this isn't a mock draft based on what I would do. It's based on info gathered from NBA executives, college coaches and other industry sources. It's my hunch based on what I've heard so far.

1
Joel Embiid
Cleveland Cavaliers (53 - 29)
COLLEGE: Kansas
HT: 7-0
WT: 250
POS: C

Analysis: Cavs GM David Griffin has a difficult decision to make between the 7-foot Embiid and a pair of contrasting forwards: Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker. Multiple sources insist that the Cavs favor Embiid as long as the medical info regarding the back injury that kept him off the court in March checks out clean.

2
Jabari Parker
Milwaukee Bucks (41 - 41)
COLLEGE: Duke
HT: 6-8
WT: 241
POS: SF

Analysis: The Bucks will have a choice between the ultra-athletic Wiggins and the skilled Parker if Embiid is off the board. That will be an agonizing decision for GM John Hammond, who will balance taking the more-NBA ready Parker and Wiggins, who appears to have the higher upside. Hammond can ill afford to miss here, and that will be why he ultimately goes with Parker.

3
Andrew Wiggins
Philadelphia 76ers (18 - 64)
COLLEGE: Kansas
HT: 6-8
WT: 200
POS: SG

Analysis: The Sixers are actually in a no-lose situation with the third pick, with general manager Sam Hinkie getting whichever part of the Embiid, Wiggins, Parker trio falls in their lap. The need is a small forward, and Wiggins would fit in perfectly alongside two building block athletes: Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel.

4
Dante Exum
Orlando Magic (25 - 57)
COLLEGE: Australia
HT: 6-6
WT: 196
POS: PG

Analysis: Rob Hennigan is one of the few general managers to have seen the athletic Aussie guard thrive at the U19 World Championships last summer. However, he is also a fan of another point guard in Marcus Smart. At the end of the day, Exum's upside will be too much to pass up.

5
Julius Randle
Utah Jazz (38 - 44)
COLLEGE: Kentucky
HT: 6-9
WT: 234
POS: PF

Analysis: The Jazz will likely decide between Randle and Noah Vonleh, but look for them to go with Randle because of his ability to bring a toughness and physical presence from the outset. Randle could coexist with guys such as Derrick Favors and/or Enes Kanter up front.

6
Marcus Smart
Boston Celtics (40 - 42)
COLLEGE: Oklahoma State
HT: 6-3
WT: 227
POS: PG

Analysis: General manager Danny Ainge likes Randle, Vonleh and Smart -- but taking a point guard at this spot also would allow him to dangle Rajon Rondo and have a backup plan. Smart is physically ready to play in the league, and his floor game has improved in the past year.

7
Noah Vonleh
Los Angeles Lakers (21 - 61)
COLLEGE: Indiana
HT: 6-10
WT: 247
POS: PF

Analysis: The Lakers have numerous needs and will go with the best player on the board. Vonleh has an NBA-ready body and is more skilled than many realize. He could be a player, in time, who develops into a star and that is exactly what the Lakers need.

8
Aaron Gordon
Sacramento Kings (29 - 53)
COLLEGE: Arizona
HT: 6-9
WT: 220
POS: PF

Analysis: The Kings need both a shooter and a player who can inject some toughness into the lineup. GM Pete D'Alessandro could opt for Doug McDermott, but look for him to take Bay Area product Aaron Gordon, who could complement DeMarcus Cousins well up front because of his athleticism and defensive intensity.

9
Doug McDermott
Charlotte Hornets (33 - 49)
COLLEGE: Creighton
HT: 6-8
WT: 218
POS: SF

Analysis: The Hornets have a nice inside-outside duo in Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker, but they could use a forward who can spread the court and make shots. McDermott can do that, and possesses a versatile and deceptive offensive game that would flourish with Walker and a skilled big man.

10
Nik Stauskas
Philadelphia 76ers (18 - 64)
COLLEGE: Michigan
HT: 6-7
WT: 207
POS: SG

Analysis: If the Sixers wind up grabbing Wiggins with the No. 3 pick, with this selection they should target a guy who can make shots. Stauskas is a big-time shooter who is a deceptive athlete, possesses a high basketball IQ and also has good size.

11
Gary Harris
Denver Nuggets (30 - 52)
COLLEGE: Michigan State
HT: 6-5
WT: 205
POS: SG

Analysis: Best player available. Harris is a well-rounded wing who can do a little bit of everything. He can shoot it, can defend and will give Ty Lawson a much-needed offensive weapon.

12
James Young
Orlando Magic (25 - 57)
COLLEGE: Kentucky
HT: 6-8
WT: 213
POS: SF

Analysis: The Magic could use a shooter and Hennigan loves length. Young was hardly a knockdown shooter as a freshman at Kentucky last season, but he is a guy who can become a consistent shot-maker in time.

13
Tyler Ennis
Minnesota Timberwolves (16 - 66)
COLLEGE: Syracuse
HT: 6-3
WT: 182
POS: PG

Analysis: Flip Saunders isn't sold that Ricky Rubio is his point guard of the future, and drafting Ennis could allow him to move both Kevin Love and Rubio in deal(s). Ennis is a pure point guard like Rubio, but is far more consistent and a better shooter.

14
Zach LaVine
Phoenix Suns (39 - 43)
COLLEGE: UCLA
HT: 6-6
WT: 181
POS: PG

Analysis: The backcourt is set with Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic. GM Ryan McDonough loves athleticism and don't be surprised if he rolls the dice with LaVine, who will take time to develop but is a high upside guy.

15
Dario Saric
Atlanta Hawks (60 - 22)
COLLEGE: Croatia
HT: 6-10
WT: 223
POS: PF

Analysis: The Hawks could pair Saric alongside a healthy Al Horford for a formidable forward duo. Saric is long and skilled, and has tremendous upside.

16
Rodney Hood
Chicago Bulls (50 - 32)
COLLEGE: Duke
HT: 6-9
WT: 208
POS: SG

Analysis: The Bulls could still use someone to replace Luol Deng and Hood gives the Bulls a guy with length who can shoot it from deep and also get to the basket.

17
T.J. Warren
Boston Celtics (40 - 42)
COLLEGE: NC State
HT: 6-8
WT: 220
POS: SF

Analysis: He's not an exceptional athlete, but neither was Paul Pierce. Warren can flat-out score, and his perimeter shot is hardly broken. Boston needs a guy like Warren, who was the ACC Player of the Year and carried NC State last season.

18
Adreian Payne
Phoenix Suns (39 - 43)
COLLEGE: Michigan State
HT: 6-10
WT: 239
POS: PF

Analysis: Payne is a tremendous talent and a difficult matchup due to his ability to step out and make shots from beyond the arc and also get things done in the paint. The Suns need to upgrade their frontcourt and Payne could help in that regard.

19
Jusuf Nurkic
Chicago Bulls (50 - 32)
COLLEGE: Bosnia
HT: 6-11
WT: 280
POS: C

Analysis: The Bulls could use a backup center to Joakim Noah. Nurkic is big and strong and could give Chicago some depth at the position.

20
Elfrid Payton
Toronto Raptors (49 - 33)
COLLEGE: La Lafayette
HT: 6-4
WT: 185
POS: PG

Analysis: The Raptors would have loved to have grabbed Ennis, a Canadian, but Payton is a small-college guy who can do just about everything except for shoot it from deep. With Kyle Lowry's future uncertain, the Raptors need a point guard.

21
Kristaps Porzingis
Oklahoma City Thunder (45 - 37)
COLLEGE: Latvia
HT: 7-2
WT: 230
POS: PF

Analysis: Sam Presti doesn't need much -- but we know he's had success with international guys in the past. Porzingis is long and skilled, and is intriguing enough for the Thunder to try to develop him.

22
P.J. Hairston
Memphis Grizzlies (55 - 27)
COLLEGE: North Carolina
HT: 6-5
WT: 229
POS: SG

Analysis: The Grizzlies need a knockdown shooting wing and Hairston has NBA range and makes it look easy. He's also tough, can defend and put up numbers in the D-League in 2013-14.

23
Kyle Anderson
Utah Jazz (38 - 44)
COLLEGE: UCLA
HT: 6-9
WT: 230
POS: PF
No one quite knows what he will be at the next level, but Iā??d go with a 6-foot-9 point forward. Utah will run the offense through Trey Burke, but Anderson could also help facilitate.
24
Shabazz Napier
Charlotte Hornets (33 - 49)
COLLEGE: Connecticut
HT: 6-1
WT: 175
POS: PG

Analysis: The Hornets could use a backup point guard and why not have Kemba Walker tutor Napier, replicating the dynamic that existed at UConn a few years ago.

25
Jordan Clarkson
Houston Rockets (56 - 26)
COLLEGE: Missouri
HT: 6-5
WT: 186
POS: PG

Analysis: The Rockets could use an athletic point guard with size who also can defend. Clarkson is long, athletic and can get into the lane and both score and distribute.

26
Mitch McGary
Miami Heat (37 - 45)
COLLEGE: Michigan
HT: 6-10
WT: 250
POS: PF

Analysis: This one depends on whether McGary's back checks out in the medical evaluation. But he's a strong, physical and hard-playing big man who can rebound and provide a presence in the middle.

27
Clint Capela
Phoenix Suns (39 - 43)
COLLEGE: Switzerland
HT: 6-11
WT: 222
POS: PF

Analysis: It's unlikely the Suns use all three of their first-round picks, but if they do, look for GM McDonough to go overseas with one. Capela is from Switzerland and played in France this past year.

28
Cleanthony Early
Los Angeles Clippers (56 - 26)
COLLEGE: Wichita State
HT: 6-7
WT: 210
POS: SF

Analysis: No one boosted his stock more in a single game than Early did in the NCAA tournament against Kentucky. He is a versatile wing who can shoot it and also put it on the floor and get to the rim.

29
K.J. McDaniels
Oklahoma City Thunder (45 - 37)
COLLEGE: Clemson
HT: 6-6
WT: 195
POS: SF

Analysis: McDaniels is an athletic wing who shot it better than most expected he would at Clemson. He thrives in the open court and could be a quality rotation guy in OKC.

30
Jordan Adams
San Antonio Spurs (55 - 27)
COLLEGE: UCLA
HT: 6-5
WT: 209
POS: SG

Analysis: The Spurs love high basketball IQ players. Adams isn't an explosive athlete, but he uses angles and knows how to score.

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